UEA alumna Ruby Robinson and UEA professor Denise Riley have been shortlisted for this year’s T S Eliot Prize for poetry. Ruby (pictured) is nominated for her debut collection Every Little Sound, which was published by Liverpool University Press earlier this year and shortlisted for the 2016 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. She graduated from the BA in English Literature at UEA in 2006. Denise Riley is nominated for Say Something Back, published by Picador last year and shortlisted for the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection. Denise is Professor of Poetry and the History of Ideas at UEA, and was formerly the convenor of the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry). The winner of the T S Eliot Prize will be announced in January.